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Lakes turning over?????????

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Help me with a simple question. I understand how and why the lakes turn over, but I don't know how or if it affects the fishing. Is anyone willing to share some knowlege on this?

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When the lakes turn over it is cause of the air temp. when the water on the top cools off and gets colder than the water on the bottom it sinks and the water on the bottom comes to the top. when the warmer water on the bottom comes up it brings the fish with it, and they realize that it is time to put on the feed bags before winter hits. the reason the fish come up with the warm water is becuase they are cold blooded and are looking for warmer water to feed in. so if you are gonna fish go shallow!

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Sod Farmer,

When the lake turns over, all the deep water turns over to the surface and the surface water goes deep. Basically, the deep O2 less water comes shallow and causes plankton to follow the O2 deep, which inturn brings the minnows and than the bigger fish. After turnover fish will generally go deep. Not necessarily for long though...depending on the lake and how much wind it gets. Wind bring waves and O2 replenishment especially on the windward shore lines....so these areas can be good a few days after turn over. So, all in all, the fish can be anywhere after turnover. Makes it a bit difficult to target fish! Your best bet during turnover times is to avoid deep narrow basin lakes for awile and hit the bigger, shallower more wind swept lakes. I would suggest Leech, Belle Taine, Island, Big Toad, ect.

Good luck. Last time out I got fish really shallow during the day....windy, but 10-12 feet with a jig and minnow!

[This message has been edited by Hammer em' (edited 10-21-2003).]

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